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characters The Lawyer's Secret ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ì Orphan Ellinor Arden is called from her secluded Paris home to London for the hearing of her estranged uncle’s will To her surprise she is named as the inheritor of his fortune on condition that she marry his adopted son Encouraged by her lawyer and guardian thOn fiction from a master of the art The Lawyer’s Secret and the counterpart piece presented here Mystery at Fernwood are particularly valuable for affording a rare female take on an art form still dominated by the male viewpoi. A short Victorian novel The secret was rather obvious early on but it was an interesting read anyway Times sure have changed

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Orphan Ellinor Arden is called from her secluded Paris home to London for the hearing of her estranged uncle’s will To her surprise she is named as the inheritor of his fortune on condition that she marry his adopted son Encou. Reason for Reading I love Victorian literatureComments Published as part of the Hesperus Classics series which publishes obscure or little known titles by well known classic authors this book actually contains two titles The Lawyer's Secret a novella which was originally published as a serialization and a short story entitled The Mystery at FernwoodIn The Lawyer's Secret a woman receives a large inheritance from her uncle with the stipulation that she marry his adopted son At first she refuses but is then convinced by her lawyer and guardian to accept the situation Shortly after the marriage she realizes the man she has married is not the caring man she thought he was and her long marriage becomes an enduring tortureIn The Mystery at Fernwood a young woman becomes engaged to a lively young man Laurence and with her aunt goes down to his estate to meet the family Here she finds a friendly yet morose group of people especially her fiance's sister Then she learns that the sister is very committed to looking after an invalid relation who lives in a wing of the house This relation has always been locked up in that wing ever since Laurence was a young boy and yet he has never seen him not even onceBoth of these stories revolve around a secret being kept beyond all manner of sense for the sake of honour promises or the perceived good of others because of a grave matter unacceptable to decent society Neither of these stories is much of a mystery; it doesn't take long to figure out the lawyer's secret or to know exactly what is the mystery of Fernwood But that is not really the point in the enjoyment of these stories to the modern reader They are both wonderful examples of sensation fiction and Braddon was prolific in the field writing over seventy books in her lifetimeBoth stories make delicious use of foreshadowing Right from the start we're told how absolutely terrible the final outcome will be and all throughout this is repeated often so if we dare get a thought in mind that things are working out nicely it is uickly suashed The Lawyer's Secret is divided into chapters I'm supposing where it would have left off each issue as it was serialized and every chapter ends with lines announcing the utter wretchedness of the situation making one anxious to read onThe topics dealt with while certainly not sensational to the modern reader are perfect examples of Victorian sins and secrets My favourite of the two is The Mystery at Fernwood simply because I love the mysterious person locked in the west wingatticsecret room plot and this story while predictable was wonderfully Gothic and kept the one especial mystery a secret until the tragic ending Simply delightful to read

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The Lawyer's SecretRaged by her lawyer and guardian the dashing Horace Margrave she attaches herself irreversibly to this perfect stranger but it soon becomes clear that her trust in a dead man’s wishes has been misplaced Suspense ridden sensati. Even if you love Braddon's sensation novels like I do you can skip this one The secret turns out to be gambling and Braddon deals with the mercenary marriage issue much better in some of her other books like Fenton's uest